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List of the Best San Diego Branding Companies

  • 1
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Founded in 2005, Traina is a premier branding agency based in San Diego that is reimagining the way brands are built. By unifying strategy, design, and digital expertise under one roof, their team creates market-leading brands that are driven by data, fueled by design, and built for digital from day one.

    Clients
    Facebook
    PR Bar
    UCSD
    Microsoft
    Notable Project

    Traina conducted branding and web design for an e-learning platform. Along with working on the user interface and experience of the website, the agency did logo design work and made videos. Their work had excellent reviews. Traina constantly met the client's expectations.

    "The biggest gift for our company has been finding this exceptional [Traina Design] team and making them an integral part of everything from the beginning." – Founder, Learning Platform

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  • 2
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Founded in 2003, BLVR is a branding company located in San Diego. The team of 20-plus members specializes in branding, digital strategy, web design and development, and UX/UI design. The agency works with a variety of clients in different industries.

    Clients
    Vessel
    Futures Fin
    Santa Fe Christian Schools
    Lolita's
    Notable Project

    BLVR created a vibrant brand for a nonprofit. Along with brand strategy, the agency helped create several digital products including websites, print materials, and logos. Since the work began, the client has seen more traffic to its website. The client feels that BLVR is very responsive and creative.

    "With BLVR, the work is so good, and it gets better every time. I don't even know how to explain it. They’re current on what’s current, yet while maintaining a timeless, classic brand."- CEO of Nonprofit  

  • 3
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    MiresBall is a creative agency based in San Diego. Since 1985, the team of 20 works with a variety of clients on their branding, packaging and web design, and advertising needs. 

    Clients
    Best Western
    Shure
    AirFuel
    Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sixteen years ago, MiresBall was hired by a global tech company for a variety of digital tasks. The work included global advertising, updating a website, content creation, and more. The client prides MiresBall on their quality of work and attention to detail.

    "The one thing I really enjoyed about them [MiresBall] was that they were never in a rush when thinking about a project. They were always very logical and analytical, thinking and asking the right questions. It was a great two-way conversation." – Former Marketing Program Manager, Global Tech Company 

  • 4
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    At Bulldog Drummond, the team of 20+ employees strives to use innovative design, branding, and marketing to solve business challenges. Based in San Diego, CA since 1997, they offer a mix of branding, digital strategy, marketing research, and print and logo design.

    Clients
    Adidas
    Eddie Bauer
    HR Block
    Mattel
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bulldog Drummond led a full rebrand for a large television network to increase ratings, eliminate stereotypes about country music, and attract advertisers. The branding project was both internally and externally focused to ensure employees were positive brand advocates.

    "Bulldog Drummond created a good package for our sales team to take to advertisers. We were able to say, “We are in 92 million homes, and they are not all trailer parks. This is the authenticity and spirit of our audience. What brand does not want to be associated with that?” – Former Senior VP of Marketing & Branding, Television Channel

  • 5
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Ignyte is a branding agency that was founded in 2013 in San Diego. The agency's team of 12 offers branding, market research, web design, and logo design services to clients in the health care, energy, consumer products, advertising, and hospitality industries. 

    Clients
    MOSAIC
    Ace Electric
    Mantra Yoga & Juice
    Vista Community Clinic
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A mountain adventures company hired Ignyte to boost its web presence and branding. Ignyte rebuilt the client's website and helped rebrand the company to better appeal to customers.

    "All of the steps in the process put us through a self-discovery phase and helped us better understand why we’re in business, what we’re selling, how we’re selling it, and who our customers are. The brand strategy was a really beautiful outcome that I didn’t expect." - Owner, Mountain Adventures Company

  • 6
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    LESS+MORE is a San Diego-based branding agency that was founded in 2006. LESS+MORE has a team of 10 who specializes in branding and offers other services such as marketing strategy, advertising, and logo and packaging design. 

    Clients
    Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Bay City Brewing Company
    DocuWare
    The San Diego Tourism Authority
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A new restaurant hired LESS+MORE to create its brand. LESS+MORE helped the restaurant develop its menu concept and design, web pages, logo, business cards, newsletters, and overall brand and message.

    "They've been amazing, and we're very happy with the results. We'll continue to work with them on any projects moving forward and would recommend them to anyone opening up a restaurant." - Co-Owner, Restaurant 

  • 7
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Diego CA

    A leading digital marketing and brand management company, REQ outpaces changes in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape by bringing reputation, advocacy, brand, and business results to new heights. Offering a comprehensive suite of solutions and technologies that define, connect, and protect brands, REQ serves global brands and leaders in technology, real estate, entertainment, government, hospitality, retail, and finance. The company has been named to both the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 lists as one of the fastest growing companies in America, as well as Inc.’s Best Workplaces. Founded in Washington, DC in 2008, REQ has offices and employees in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. 

    Clients
    StubHub
    Amazon
    eBay
    Cava
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A broadcasting trade association hired REQ to drive awareness and engagement for a grassroots campaign meant to enact policy changes for one of its 2 major groups of users. REQ designed a digital strategy that included building and designing a website in addition to promoting the campaign across social and community channels. 

    “They've transformed our website, making it much more modern, user-friendly, and appealing overall. Encouraging us to think more creatively, they've also helped us reach new audiences.”  – VP of Marketing, Broadcasting Trade Association

  • 8
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    BASIC is a brand design agency founded in 2010 and based in San Diego, Calif. BASIC's team of about 300 has experience working with clients of all sizes, but most are midmarket. The firm specializes in branding, but also offers web design, video production, UX/UI design, and advertising services.

    Clients
    History Channel
    Hyundai
    Sony/Playstation
    Nike
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BASIC partnered with a video game developer to work on designs and branding. BASIC provided in-game designs, box art designs, and title sequence designs, as well as marketing services. The client was impressed by how organized and professional BASIC was. 

    "They always make you feel like they understand the urgency of whatever it is that we need or are asking for. They understand it, they respect it, and they want to act on that. " - Creative Departent Manager, Video Game Developer

  • 9
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Del Mar CA

    California-based full-service branding and digital communications agency Jacob Tyler works with clients to bring their story to life. Founded in 2000 and now 20+ employees strong, the agency specializes in corporate identity development and positioning, planning and strategy, SEO, social media, and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    AT&T
    Black&Decker
    Discovery Channel
    ESPN
    Notable Project

    Jacob Tyler was the second agency a wildlife theme park partnered with for web design, SEO, and ad retargeting. Jacob Tyler delivered backend and frontend design for a new WordPress site that allows the wildlife theme park to manage its content internally, instead of relying on third-party providers.

    “This year, we’ve seen 72% new customers and 38% repeat business. That’s a significant increase in the number of people coming to the park for the first time. Jacob Tyler is doing a fantastic job attracting new people, and have really upped our game.” – Marketing Manager, Wildlife Theme Park

  • 10
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Encinitas CA

    ParkerWhite Brand Interactive is a branding and digital marketing agency located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif. Founded in 1997, they have 14 employees specializing in brand strategy, digital marketing, social media, website design, creative strategy, and video content. They work predominantly with clients in the health industry, from fitness centers to health product companies. 

    Clients
    Star Trac
    Heal2gether
    Fairfax EggBank
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ParkerWhite Brand Interactive revamped a biotechnology company’s brand image to make it more consistent across all platforms. They also did creative work that supported digital advertising efforts. ParkerWhite Brand Interactive significantly improved the brand image by making it more cohesive across the website and all the ads.

    “I would recommend them to anyone particularly because they were very professional. There were no surprises when working with them and their follow-up was excellent. I would certainly hire them again if the need arises.” – CEO, Biotechnology Company

  • 11
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Diego CA

    3Q Digital is a digital marketing and strategic consulting agency headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. with additional offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Burlington, Vt., Austin, Texas, and Raleigh, N.C. Their staff consists of over 250 experts in SEO, social media marketing, and analytics.

    Clients
    Eventbrite
    Walmart
    ModCloth
    SurveyMonkey
    Notable Project

    A retail chain hired 3Q Digital to help with its paid search and social media marketing. From this partnership, the chain's conversion rates improved over 30%, and the ROI for search campaigns improved by 40%.

    “I’m most impressed with 3Q Digital's knowledge of all the advanced and best tactics, features, and betas. They’re always much farther ahead, and they’ve actually got experience doing them. A lot of agencies don’t have the experience.” – Digital Marketing Manager, Retail Chain

  • 12
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Encinitas CA

    Movetic is a digital agency that is based in Encinitas, Calif. Founded in 2014, Movetic's team of 10 specializes in branding and UX/UI design. Movetic also offers digital strategy and advertising services to its clients.   

    Clients
    The Hettema Group
    Life on Fire
    Harcourt Auctions
    Notable Project

    Movetic partnered with an experimental design firm in order to work on the organization's digital presence. Using WordPress, the team at Movetic redesigned the organization's previously outdated website and made its layout more aesthetically pleasing.

    "As soon as [the website] launched, we saw an increase in traffic and received a lot of compliments from new and existing clients. The number of new leads is on the rise and our clients are looking to do future phases of work with us." - Marketing Manager, Design Firm 

  • 13
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Carlsbad CA

    Workshop Built is a mid-sized digital agency headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif. Founded in 2018, their main focus lines are branding, digital strategy, and web design.

    Clients
    Cushman Wakefield
    Sotheby's
    IQHQ Reit
    1469 Wine Brands
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Workshop Built rebranded a commercial real estate company. The team was also responsible for creating and designing a new website for the client as well as designing marketing collateral.

    "Workshop's approach was instrumental, they spent time understanding the details surrounding our addressable market." – Managing Partner, Commercial Real Estate Company

  • 14
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Incitrio is a marketing and advertising agency based in Solana Beach, Calif. It was founded in 2004 and has about 10 employees. Incitrio specializes in branding, but also offers web design, direct marketing, and advertising services. 

    Clients
    Nulu
    Angel;Faces
    BigFish
    KRAMM
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Incitrio was tasked with redesigning a systems management company's previously outdated website. During the course of the job, Incitrio migrated the company's website to an HTML platform.

    "I enjoyed working with [Incitrio] because they all are bright and did a good job... Their understanding of the technical details of websites and digital marketing combined with strong creative talent really made them stand out. " - Marketing Manager, Systems Management Company 

  • 15
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Mentus is a digital agency based in San Diego that specializes in web design, SEO, and digital strategy. Since 1981, the agency and its team of 15+ have worked with clients in industries including business services, healthcare, and government services.

    Clients
    Extra Space Storage
    SBA
    Aramark
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mentus completed a full rebranding on a pharmaceuticals firm. Mentus' work included a website redesign, creating branded materials, and designing a logo. Everyone was satisfied and impressed with the work. They have since relaunched, but still, use Mentus when needed. 

    "Mentus always hits deadlines and are always within budget, which is very important. More than that, they seemed to understand what we wanted because they’ve worked with several different industries." – VP Finance & Investor Relations, Pharmaceuticals Firm

  • 16
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Visceral is a digital agency founded in 2006 with offices in San Diego and Berkeley, CA. The agency's team of 11 specializes in web design and development, UX/UI design, and digital strategy. 

    Clients
    The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
    Schmidt Ocean Institute
    Metta Fund
    Save the Children
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Visceral provided a public relations firm with design and development guidance. The agency did a complete overhaul on the firm's website, along with employee training and newsletter design updates. Their work improved functionality and appearance. The client thought the team at Visceral was trustworthy and easy to work with. 

    "Visceral is my preferred partner for all website and graphic design projects for my clients, so selecting them to relaunch my website was a no-brainer."- Principal, Public Relations Firm

  • 17
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Founded in 2010, Caava Design is a marketing and advertising agency that offers branding, packaging design, and graphic design services to their small business and mid-market clients in the marketing and advertising industry. Their 10 employees are based out of San Diego, Calif.

    Clients
    Union Cowork
    Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co.
    Host & Porter
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Caava Design recently worked on branding for an entertainment company. They implemented a campaign which featured new icons and typography for that client.

    “All of our potential partners and investors love the branding. Internally, we’re incredibly pleased with the cost value benefit of the service. ” — CEO, Entertainment Company

     

  • 18
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Carlsbad CA

    Digital agency L7 Creative is based in Carlsbad, Calif. with a second office in Boston. Since 2001, their team of 28 has been specializing in branding, advertising, marketing strategy, and more. 

    Clients
    Ciklum
    Wedgewood Weddings
    E3 Housing Solutions
    Baker Electric Solar
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A healthcare employer needed help in recruiting more nurses to their staff. L7 Creative created a national campaign for the employer, which targeted the media and showcased them as the top in their field. Employment retention has improved since L7 Creative began their campaign. 

     

  • 19
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Headquartered in San Diego, Fifty & Fifty is a digital agency that was founded in 2009. Their team includes 18 employees. Fifty & Fifty specializes in web design, SEO, digital strategy, advertising, and branding. Most of their clients are non-profits. 

    Clients
    United Way
    ICRC
    hopechapel
    Acres of Love
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fifty & Fifty redesigned a website for a non-profit. They focused on the functionality of the website during creation. The results of their work markedly increased traffic to the client's website. 

    "The feedback we’ve heard about the website is that it has brought us into the 21stcentury. It has given us a kind of legitimacy that we didn’t have before."–Director of Marketing and Communications, Nonprofit

  • 20
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Oui Will is a full-service creative agency with locations in San Diego and Paris. The agency was founded in 2013 and has 5 employees who help clients with their digital strategy, web design, branding, web development, UX/UI design, and advertising.

    Clients
    Audi
    Grey Goose
    Luxury Hospitality Group
    Amaio Swim
    Notable Project

    A landscape architecture firm hired Oui Will to redo its outdated website to appropriately reflect the company's values. Oui Will also helped Oui Will with branding in addition to rebuilding its website.

    "I think it’s going to be something we’re proud of and really happy we did. I think we’re definitely satisfied with the whole thing. We’re getting everything we wanted out of this project. We’re very pleased with it." - Principal Architect, Landscape Architecture Firm

  • 21
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Del Mar CA

    La Jolla Design Group is a San Diego-based branding agency founded in 2019. Their team of approximately 3 employees primarily serves midmarket clients. With branding as their main focus, they also provide web and logo design along with naming.

    Clients
    Passage Advisory
    Encinitas Glass Company
    Evolv Tan
    Industries
    Notable Project

    La Jolla Design Group provided UX/UI designs for a glass construction company. They delivered specific pages constructed to handle different types of customer interactions. They've made great strides in their collaborative design work with the client.

    "His perseverance and dedication to the first few meetings were exemplary and we made instant headway." — CIO, Glass Company

  • 22
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Located in San Diego, Coe Design is a branding and design firm. Their team of fewer than 10 also offers advertising, product design, and packaging design services.

    Clients
    Orthofix
    Chosen Foods
    Port of San Diego
    Titleist
    Notable Project

    Coe Design provided a food product startup with branding services. The team created a logo, name, visual schemes, and other collateral. Both the startup and their customers were pleased with the team’s results. 

    “I am 100% satisfied. There's no way the outcome could have been better, so there wasn't anything [Coe Design] should have done differently.” — President, Food Product Startup

  • 23
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Lien Design is a creative agency in San Diego that was founded in 1998. It currently has 3 employees and offers services such as packaging design, branding, print and logo design, market strategy and research, and advertising.

    Clients
    Gatorade
    Pepsi
    Huggies
    Sony
    Notable Project

    A beverage manufacturer had packaging issues and hired Lien Design for a rebrand. Lien Design redid the client's packaging and helped touch up the website and create new materials such as brochures and business cards.

    "It's really personal. Tom [Lien, owner] knows the brand inside and out, and I let him experience it. Essentially, he lives it like I do—our success is his success and vice versa. It really feels like he's part of our company." - CEO, Beverage Manufacturer

  • 24
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Dog and Rooster, Inc. is a design and development firm based in San Diego. It was founded in 2000 and has grown to a team of approximately 35 employees that do web design and development, mobile app development, SEO, and branding for a variety of clients in the education, real estate, IT, and hospitality industries. 

    Clients
    Titleist
    Activeon
    iWallet
    3D Motive
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A real estate company felt that the competition was improving their websites quickly, and it needed to do the same to keep up. Dog and Rooster, Inc. built a mobile and desktop compatible website that helped the company increase sales.

    "One of the biggest pros of working with them [Dog and Rooster, Inc.] is their constant will to develop the best product possible. They do not hesitate to inform you when you are wrong and propose better solutions. The result is a website that helps you achieve all the business goals you pursued when beginning the collaboration." – CEO, Real Estate Company

  • 25
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Cozy Design, Inc. is a digital design agency based in San Diego. The agency, founded in 2011, has a team of less than ten that provides web design, UX/UI design, content marketing, branding, and SEO services to small and midmarket companies.

    Clients
    SunTrust (LightStream)
    iQuoteXpress
    Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups
    National Funding
    Notable Project

    A marketing company hired Cozy Design, Inc. to help with the development of a brand logo and color palette for their client. Cozy Design, Inc. provided the company with several options which the company narrowed down to show their client. The client was happy with the output of the company as provided by Cozy Design, Inc.

    "We were impressed with the level of detail they provided and their thoughtful design process." - Co-Founder, Marketing Company

  • 26
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    BEXBRANDS is a branding agency located in San Diego, Calif. and founded in 2010. The agency has about 10 employees. BEXBRANDS specializes in branding and packaging design, but also offers print design.

    Clients
    Kopari Beauty
    Suja Juice
    Millie's Gelato
    Once Upon A Farm
    Notable Project

    BEXBRANDS partnered with a vegetarian food products company to make a rebranding campaign. The agency conducted market research and designed a new website and logo. The client was impressed by the rebranding campaign.

    "Since the brand refresh, the reactions to our packaging have been overwhelmingly positive. The new designs feel more natural and appeal more effectively to younger demographics."-VP of Marketing, Vegetarian Food Company 

  • 27
    $75,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Oceanside CA

    HypeLife is a brand development and precision marketing agency based in San Diego, CA. It focuses mainly on small businesses, with some midmarket and enterprise clients. Established in 2001, HypeLife maintains a small team of fewer than 10 employees.

    Clients
    [adult swim]
    Epitaph Records
    American Greetings
    GoodFetch
    Industries
    Notable Project

    HypeLife works with a board sports company to provide branding and social media marketing services, both of whch are targeted to appeal to millennials. HypeLife built an audience, created a new website, helped with email marketing campaigns, and now serves as the client's brand manager. The team’s efforts yielded a 35% increase in social media followers over the past 12 months.

    “With HypeLife as our brand manager, life has been so much easier.”  - Owner, Board Sport Company 

  • 28
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Noble Intent Studio is a web design agency based in San Diego. In addition to web design, their team of 2 has been working on web development, branding, and logo design since they were founded in 2011. 

    Clients
    Urban Kitchen Group
    Sparks Gallery
    Intuit
    AAA
    Notable Project

    A photographer found that his website wasn't living up to his expectations. Noble Intent Studio built a custom WordPress website, migrated the content, redesigned the logo, and some basic SEO enhancement.

    "The site had great multimedia content and received enthusiastic customer feedback. People were visiting just for the sport of it and enjoyed the experience." — Owner, Photography Studio

  • 29
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Carlsbad CA

    Founded in 2000, Chase Design is a full service branding agency based in Carlsbad, Calif. with a team of 9 who specialize in web design, graphic design, and logos. They work with small and mid market companies in the health care, e-commerce, and dental industries. 

    Clients
    Nelson Jobs
    Arch Health Medical Group
    Triathlon Business International
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Chase Design partnered with a nutrition company to provide logo design and branding for the company. The goal was to increase awareness and to have a consistent brand to show consumers. Customers consistently asked who supplied the branding.

    "They had a wide portfolio of expertise and were well-established in their field. If a company can stay around for as long as they have, they must have a great reputation. I was really pleased with our engagement, so I don’t have any negative feedback. " – Co-Owner, Nutrition Company 

  • 30
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Raygun is a social impact creative studio founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Diego. With a team of about 7 employees, they provide branding, digital strategy, web design, and web development services. Their client base includes small and midmarket businesses in the nonprofit, arts, entertainment, and music, and education industries.

    Clients
    Women's Refugee Commission
    Mingei International Museum
    Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
    UCSD Center for Community Health
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Raygun designed and developed a new website for a museum. The team also assisted with planning and strategy. They were an organized partner, and their efforts led to the regaining of previously lost web traffic. 

    “We’ve had much more engagement throughout our site, versus just on our calendar or exhibitions page.” – Creative Director, Museum

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